Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Death by Electric Fan (South Korea)

The Korea Herald
4 July 2011

Summer death revives fan death myth

By Kang Yoon-seung

A man reportedly died on Monday morning after sleeping with an electric fan running.

The 59 years-old victim, only known by his surname Min, was found dead with the fan fixed directly at him.

The police revealed that although Min used to suffer from relatively high blood pressure, it was not serious enough to require medication. They are still investigating the cause of death.

Meanwhile, deaths near electric fans happen occasionally during summer, which leads people to propagate myths about danger of sleeping with them on. [...]